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Ada, MI 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00-5:00pm

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Join Green Wagon Farms for this information packed, hands on workshop on irrigation options, design and practices. Get perspectives on design and equipment purchases for a reliable irrigation system from Green Wagon Farm, a diverse vegetable CSA & market farm as well as from Live Edge which specializes in larger wholesale vegetable production with a background in direct to market vegetable production.

Refreshments & snacks provided.

Cost: $70 ($25 for 2nd person from same farm) Scholarships Available

Presenters: Chad & Heather Anderson, Green Wagon Farm, Lee Arboreal, and Live Edge.

Check out the event on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/events/306577789776593/

Location:
Green Wagon Farm
4960 Quiggle Ave SE
Ada, MI 49301

Contact:
Tom Cary / 616-916-9823 /

http://www.msuorganicfarm.org/ffs-registration.html

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Greenacres is excited to team up with Mark Deesing, well known Animal Behavior Expert and author of Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling, to provide members of the public the opportunity to learn a variety of livestock handling techniques. Working as a Facilities Design Consultant alongside Dr. Temple Grandin, Mark Deesing has had the opportunity to study a variety of cattle genetics, temperaments, and handling techniques. The techniques highlighted in this free workshop will help attendees create a low stress environment for their livestock which will lead to a better quality food product.


Log onto www.green-acres.org to purchase your tickets today!

Location:
Greenacres Livestock Handling Facility
8300 Spooky Hollow Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Contact:
Jacqueline O'Connell / (513) 370-3613 /

http://www.green-acres.org

 

Piketon, OH 

Thursday, May 25, 2017
5:30-8:30pm

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The field night is hosted by Brad Bergefurd, and will cover a variety of topics, and a tour of the Strawberry field. This field night is geared for all beginner and advanced growers.

Registration includes dinner, and all educational materials. Registration required.
DEADLINE to register is May 23rd

Cost: $25.00 per person or $40.00 per family

Location:
OSU South Centers
1864 Shyville RD
Piketon, OH 45661

Contact:
Charissa Gardner / 740.289.2071 ext. 13 /

 

Wooster, OH 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety should attend. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in ยง 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'

The trainers will spend approximately seven hours of instruction time covering content contained in the PSA Grower Training curriculum outlined in the draft agenda. In addition to learning about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements are outlined within each module. There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.

Registration cost is $50. This cost covers course materials, certificate of attendance, and lunch.

Location:
Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Building
1680 Madison Ave., Room 200
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Dr. Sanja Ilic / 330-641-8147 /

http://u.osu.edu/vegnetnews/2017/05/04/attend-the-fsma-training-on-may-31/

 

Columbus, OH 

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8:00am-1:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
North Market Farmers' Market
59 Spruce St
Columbus, OH 43215

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Langsville, OH 

Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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Located on the dairy farm of Lin and Eric Karcher, join Warren and Victoria Taylor of Snowville Creamery for a leisurely field walk and milking parlor tour to learn how milk is processed and bottled for delivery. Enjoy homemade, frosty ice cream to the sound of live music!

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Snowville Creamery
32623 State Rte.143
Langsville, OH 45769

Contact:
Snowville Creamery / (740) 698-2340 /

http://www.snowvillecreamery.com

 

West Jefferson, OH 

Sunday, June 11, 2017
2-6 p.m.

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Rock Dove Farm is a 23 acre certified organic vegetable farm, growing a mixed selection of vegetables for farmers' markets and wholesale markets. Join Todd Schriver to learn about how he's learned to focus on growing the crops their customers want and about his systems for collecting data to refine their production systems.

Cost and Registration: $4 for National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) members, $10 for non-members. Price includes snacks: strawberries, pickles, and salad. Proceeds will benefit the NYFC Central Ohio Chapter. To register, go to www.rockdovevegetables.com.

This event is presented by the Clintonville Farmers' Market and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop series, offered in partnership with OEFFA and Ohio State University.

NOTE: This event is listed as taking place on June 6 in the farm tour brochure. The correct date is Sunday, June 11.

Location:
Rock Dove Farm
5319 State Rte. 142 SE
West Jefferson, OH 43162

From Columbus, take 70 W to Rte. 142. Take Exit 85 towards West Jefferson/Plain City. Turn left on Rte. 142. Turn right on W. Broad St./Rte. 40 W. Drive 1 mile and take a slight left onto London Rd./Rte. 142. The farm is 4 miles ahead on the left.

Contact:
Todd Schriver / (614) 738-1050 /

http://www.rockdovevegetables.com

 

Delaware, OH 

Monday, June 12, 2017
5:00-6:00pm

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Tour Seminary Hill Farm's 10 acre certified organic farm on the campus of Methodist Theological School in Ohio. They grow heirloom varieties of vegetables, fruit, and, most recently, chickens. During the tour, you will interact with their farmers, explore season extension techniques, learn about their young farmer apprentice program, and meet their bees.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. RSVP at www.facebook.com/seminaryhillfarm or email tpetersen@mtso.edu.

Directions: The farm is on Rte. 23, just south of the Rte. 315 intersection. When you turn onto campus, turn right at the stop sign. Follow the road up the hill until you reach the traffic circle. Turn right, and the farm is on the left.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Seminary Hill Farm on the MTSO Campus
3081 Columbus Pk.
Dealware, OH 43015

Contact:
Tadd Petersen / 614-802-7272 /

http://www.seminaryhillfarm.org

 

Columbus, OH 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
3:30-6:30pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers' Market
1777 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43203

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

Athens, OH 

Saturday, June 17, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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Join OEFFA, Upgrade Ohio, and Athena Solar Power to learn about renewable energy opportunities and trends and to see Woodland Ridge Farm's unique hybrid, battery backup, microgrid solar and off-grid systems. OEFFA's Athens Chapter will hold a meeting at the farm beginning at 3 p.m.

Part of Woodland Ridge Farm Days, the farm is also offering a Swine/Bovine Farm to Table Partners weekend workshop with R&L Valley Ranch Friday, June 16-Sunday, June 18. Can't spend the weekend? Register to stay Saturday for an evening workshop from 4-9 p.m. culiminating in a complimentary Pig/Ox roast local meal.

Cost and Registration: The farm tour is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. The workshop costs $200 and is limited to 12 people. The Saturday evening workshop and meal costs $20 and is limited to 30 people. To register, call (740) 591-4906, email wpaulharper@gmail.com, or go to https://woodlandridge.grazecart.com.

Directions: From Athens, take Rte. 50/Rte. 32 to Exit 16B onto Stimson Ave. Turn left on Rock Riffle Rd. and drive 2 miles. Turn right on Long Run Rd. and go 3 miles. Turn left on Coolville Ridge Rd. and continue 3.25 miles. Turn left on Cooper Rd. Keep right at the fork. The farm is on the right.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Woodland Ridge Farm and Learning Center
4884 Cooper Rd
Athens, OH 45701

Contact:
Paul Harper / 740-591-4906 /

https://woodlandridge.grazecart.com

 

Wooster, OH 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
9:00am

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Raymond Yoder, Jr., his wife Ruth, and their two children own this 16 acre organic vegetable farm in the Nebo Valley. An artesian water well supplies good, clean water for the livestock and people and the excess flows into a spring-fed creek that supplies the water for the farm's drip irrigation system. The farm focuses on providing superior quality, nutrient-dense vegetables to customers that purchase from the Green Field Farms Co-op, while at the same time increasing the health of their soils by applying minerals, rotating cover crops, and mulching. Artisan Acres also produces Green Field Farms' raw sauerkraut.

Learn about on-farm research being conducted in collaboration with the OSU Organic Food and Farming Education Research (OFFER) Program on the Base Cation Saturation Rate (BCSR) method of soil balancing. OSU researchers will be on site to discuss current observations and to demonstrate sample collecting techniques. Learn how your farm can participate in this on-going research during the tour or by going to http://organicfarmingresearchnetwork.org.ohio-state.edu.

This free event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Artisan Acres
6996 S. Honeytown Rd
Wooster, OH 44691

Contact:
Raymond Yoder, Jr. / 330-263-0246 /

http://organicfarmingresearchnetwork.org.ohio-state.edu.

 

online 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9:00am

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Join Kim Flottum, Author and Editor, Bee Culture Magazine, as she presents: A Lot about Drones.

To Join a webinar, follow the link below and LOG IN AS A GUEST at about 8:55 the day of the event: http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Reminders will be sent out and log-in instructions prior to each session to everyone on our beekeeping e-mail list.

They looking forward to an exciting, educational year!

Location:
online at http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

Contact:
Denise Ellsworth / n/a /

http://go.osu.edu/theOSUbuzz

 

Cincinnati, OH 

Saturday, June 24, 2017
5:00-7:00pm

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Central State University Cooperative Extension Service is the newest land-grant institution in Ohio. Their urban agriculture programs help educate small and nontraditional farmers and urban communities about urban agriculture practices. Urban Greens turns vacant properties into beautiful and bountiful gardens. They operate a half acre urban farm, which serves a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. They rely on an extensive network of like-minded farmers, which provide them with the best variety and quality. Tour this garden and small food hub, learn how they collaborate with their community, and stay for an optional farm-to-table meal. CSU Extension Agent Lisa Craig will be on site to describe their programs and Extension outreach, and to answer questions.

Cost and Registration: The farm tour is free and open to the public and does not require pre-registration. Pre-registration is required for the dinner, which costs $20. To register, email info@urbangreensfresh.com with "Farm to Table" in the subject line.

This event is presented by Central State University Cooperative Extension and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org/q/farmtours2017.

Location:
Urban Greens
241 Worth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45226

Contact:
Ryan Doan / 513-255-0955 /

http://www.urbangreensfresh.com

 

Amesville, OH 

Sunday, June 25, 2017
1:00-4:00pm

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John Wood, an Amesville native, started Homecoming Farm with the help of his parents, George and Marcia, in 2015. This start-up is managed in a sustainable and ethical way, and John is currently exploring organic certification. He will share is experiences as a beginning farmer and what he has learned.

The property is managed with a whole-farm approach with a focus on diverse, year-round income streams including fruit trees, vegetables, wood products, and non-timber forest products such as maple syrup. Co-sponsored by Rural Action, see the farm's vegetable plots, flower beds, and sugar shack, and learn about diversification and how to best manage a mix of forested and unforested land.

Registration: Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact caitie@ruralaction.org or (740) 677-4047. Materials will be provided.

Directions: From Athens, take Rte. 550 E into Amesville. Turn onto Rte. 329 N and drive 0.5 miles. Turn right on Linscott Rd. Homecoming Farm is the first driveway on the right. The driveway is steep; parking is at the top of the hill.

This event is presented by OEFFA and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Homecoming Farm
14964 Linscott Run Rd.
Amesville, OH 45711

Contact:
John Wood / 740-448-3402 /

http://www.homecomingfarmohio.com

 

Apple Creek, OH 

Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:00-6:00pm

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The Organic Food and Farming Education and Research (OFFER) 2017 Organic Crop Field Day will feature tours of organic research plots on the OSU Wooster Campus. Topics to be covered include: soil balancing experiments; cover crop interseeding; variety trials of oats, corn, and red clover; weed management; and vegetable tillage, microbials, grafting, and season extension.

Directions: From Wooster, take Rte. 250 S to Apple Creek. In Apple Creek, turn left on Apple Creek Rd. and travel 1.8 miles. The farm is on the left.

This event is presented by The Ohio State University Extension Sustainable Agriculture Team and is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a full schedule of events, go to www.oeffa.org.

Location:
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center West Badger Farm
1501 Apple Creek Rd.
Apple Creek, OH 44606

Contact:
Kathy Bielek / 330-202-3528 /

http://offer.osu.edu

 

Bexley, OH 

Thursday, July 6, 2017
4:00-7:00pm

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Explore OEFFA's Growing Right Oral History project during this stop on its tour of Central Ohio farmers' markets and groceries! Oral historian Jess Lamar Reece Holler and others will be sharing oral history excerpts, photography, multi-media pieces, and print materials from OEFFA's grassroots oral history and media arts project on ecological farming in Ohio. Hear, see, and experience brand-new fieldwork from our summer 2017 interviews and even some experimental sound art! Join us in listening deeply to the stories and places of Ohio's diverse ecological farmers and food systems movement-builders at the very venues where our food choices matter most.

This event is part of the 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. For a complete list of events in the series, go to www.oeffa.org.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Columbus stops on this tour are made possible, in part, by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Location:
Bexley Farmers' Market
Intersection of Dawson and Main Streets
Bexley, OH 43209

Contact:
Jess Lamar Reece Holler / (614) 273-5907 /

http://www.growingrightproject.com

 

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